Financial Support

Bruce County offers a wide range of children's programs including assisted daycare and learning programs, plus community programs for adults, seniors and families. When financial assistance is required, this is where to start exploring the options. Our hope is that you discover a compassionate and sharing community like no other.

Financial Support

211 is a free, 24/7 hotline that helps people connect to community, social, health and government services in their communities. To support this work Community Connection/211 maintains a comprehensive database in partnership with the United Way of Bruce Grey, and the Counties of Bruce and Grey.
The Child Activity Assistance Program (CAAP) is a fund available for families with a gross income of less than $30,000.00 to assists families with the cost of activities. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Our offices are now open to the public, however, most services related to Ontario Works are still being provided by phone, fax and email. If you would like to meet with your caseworker in person please contact them in advance to discuss. Due to physical distancing requirements, only one person/family is allowed into the office / reception area at a time. Please wear a face covering/ face mask and use the hand sanitizer provided before entering the office. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information. </p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
Resources available to assist with pursuing child and/or spousal support. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Our offices are now open to the public, however, most services related to Ontario Works are still being provided by phone, fax and email. If you would like to meet with your caseworker in person please contact them in advance to discuss. Due to physical distancing requirements, only one person/family is allowed into the office / reception area at a time. Please wear a face covering/ face mask and use the hand sanitizer provided before entering the office. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information.</p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
Discretionary Benefits are provided to recipients of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan who require financial assistance to purchase health related items. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Our offices are now open to the public, however, most services related to Ontario Works are still being provided by phone, fax and email. If you would like to meet with your caseworker in person please contact them in advance to discuss. Due to physical distancing requirements, only one person/family is allowed into the office / reception area at a time. Please wear a face covering/ face mask and use the hand sanitizer provided before entering the office. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information.</p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
The Income Support program is designed to assist Ontario families with financial assistance when faced with unemployment, being under employed or a health issue prevents employment. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Our offices are now open to the public, however, most services related to Ontario Works are still being provided by phone, fax and email. If you would like to meet with your caseworker in person please contact them in advance to discuss. Due to physical distancing requirements, only one person/family is allowed into the office / reception area at a time. Please wear a face covering/ face mask and use the hand sanitizer provided before entering the office. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information. </p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) launched the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) in January 2016. This program provides an on-bill reduction for eligible customers. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> Our offices are now open to the public. Please note, due to physical distancing requirements, only one person/family is allowed into the office at a time. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer provided before entering the office. We encourage you to continue to use the drop box and/or mail to submit documents and rent payment. We continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 519-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information. </h4>
Beginning in January 2016, Bruce County became both the lead and intake agency for the Westario Power Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Emergency Financial Assistance (LEAP EFA). The Westario Power LEAP EFA is a grant program designed to help low-income customers who find themselves in need of assistance with arrears owed to Westario Power. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> Our offices are now open to the public. Please note, due to physical distancing requirements, only one person/family is allowed into the office at a time. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer provided before entering the office. We encourage you to continue to use the drop box and/or mail to submit documents and rent payment. We continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 519-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information. </h4>
Find eligibility requirements, contact information and other details about the Bruce County Rent Supplement Program. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> Our offices are now open to the public. Please note, due to physical distancing requirements, only one person/family is allowed into the office at a time. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer provided before entering the office. We encourage you to continue to use the drop box and/or mail to submit documents and rent payment. We continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 519-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information. </h4>
The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) aims to prevent, address and reduce homelessness by improving access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing that is linked to flexible support services based on peoples’ needs. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> Our offices are now open to the public. Please note, due to physical distancing requirements, only one person/family is allowed into the office at a time. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer provided before entering the office. We encourage you to continue to use the drop box and/or mail to submit documents and rent payment. We continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 519-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information. </h4>
The Bruce County Special Needs Resource Program provides service and support for children 0-12 years of age that reside in Bruce County and attend licensed child care settings, EarlyON programs, camps and children’s recreation programs.
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The County of Bruce
Location:  Walkerton Administration Centre Tel:  519-881-1291

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